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Governance

General Membership Meetings

General Membership Meetings are open to invited guests and to all individual members (in addition to authorized delegates) of organizations that in turn are full members or associate members of the Federation. These meetings commonly feature Guest Speakers or educational workshops.   For matters requiring a vote, one vote is allowed for each full member organization in good standing.


During the interim between General Membership Meetings, the affairs of the Federation -- with several important exceptions -- are managed by the Board of Directors. Those exceptions are that the Board is expressly prohibited from exercising any policy-making function, incurring any indebtedness, obligating under contract, or disbursing the Federation's funds except as has been specifically authorized by the Federation General Membership.


Board members are elected at the November General Membership Meeting. Each year, the Board elects the Federation's officers from among the Board's members: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.


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For detailed information about the governance of the Federation, please see its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.